Readings about the Law

Suggested reading about the law (in no particular order!)


A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr

The real story of a toxic torts case in Massachusetts, following the attorney for whom the matter became both a triumph and a defeat.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Because everyone should have read it.

Buffalo Creek Disaster by Gerald Stern

The real story of a mining disaster and the role of attorneys in helping the people whose lives were drastically affected by it.

Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis

The story of the US Supreme Court case that lead to the requirement that people charged with serious felonies receive representation at public expense.

One L by Scott Turow

The first year of law school, by one who became both a practicing attorney and best-selling author.

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The author founded the Equal Justice Initiative, dedicated to serving wrongly condemned people who lack the resources to obtain good representation.